OPC UA to BACnet MSTP QuickServer Gateway

The OPC UA to BACnet MSTP Gateway converts protocols, linking OPC UA and BACnet devices and networks bidirectionally.
Every QuickServer includes browser-based tools for quick set-up and to perform diagnostics including determination of status, network settings, node information, map descriptors and more.
The premium Dual QuickServer, FS-QS-3X10 series, comes equipped with dual Ethernet ports with increased security and Power.
The OPC UA Driver allows the FieldServer to transfer data to and from devices over Ethernet using the OPC UA protocol. The OPC UA Driver uses TCP, either connecting to an OPC UA server using regular opc.tcp or securely using https.
The BACnet Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MSTP) driver enables the FieldServer to facilitate data exchange with devices over Serial using the BACnet MSTP protocol.
SKU:
CAS-QS-3010-3208 (250 points),CAS-QS-3110-3208 (500 points),CAS-QS-3210-3208 (1000 points),CAS-QS-3310-3208 (3000 points),CAS-QS-3410-3208 (5000 points),CAS-QS-3510-3208 (10000 points);
CAS-QS-2010-3208 (250 points),CAS-QS-2110-3208 (1000 points),CAS-QS-2210-3208 (500 points),CAS-QS-2310-3208 (3000 points),CAS-QS-2410-3208 (5000 points);
CAS-QS-1010-3208 (250 points),CAS-QS-1210-3208 (500 points),CAS-QS-1310-3208 (3000 points),CAS-QS-1410-3208 (5000 points);

Quickserver Gateway (Serial-Ethernet)

The QuickServer is a high performance, fully configurable, cost effective Building and Industrial Automation gateway for integrators to easily interface devices to networks in commercial buildings and industrial plants.

System integrators world-wide have benefitted from the value of the powerful line of interoperability gateways offered by FieldServer. Now, QuickServer adds to that value by running the same robust FieldServer protocol conversion software on a highly cost effective platform backed by the experience, engineering expertise and proven technical support that integrators have come to expect from FieldServer.

QuickServer (Serial-Ethernet) is available in two series:

The QuickServer FS-QS-2X10 series is available at four different point capacities. Each QuickServer is preloaded with two drivers (serial and/or Ethernet) from a customer’s choice of 140 different drivers, E.G. Modbus, BACnet, SNMP, EtherNet/IP and many more.

The FS-QS-2010 with 2 RS485 and 1 ethernet port can support up to 250 points. The FS-QS-2210 can support up to 500 points. The FS-QS-2310 can support up to 3,000 points. The FS-QS-2410 can support up to 5,000 points.

Equivalently the FS-QS-2020 with 1 RS485, 1 RS232 and 1 ethernet port can support up to 250 points. The FS-QS-2220 can support up to 500 points. The FS-QS-2320 can support up to 3,000 points. The FS-QS-2420 can support up to 5,000 points.

Every QuickServer includes browser-based tools to make it easy to set-up QuickServer and perform diagnostics including determination of status, network settings, node information, map descriptors and more. The USB flash drive also includes the Discovery utility to determine what FieldServers are on a network.

BTL Mark is registered to the MSA BACnet Driver for MSA QuickServer line of products

BACnet MSTP

The BACnet Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) driver implements a data link protocol that uses the services of the RS-485 physical layer. See the FieldServer BACnet PIC statement for the level of conformance that this driver implements.

All information in a BACnet system is represented in terms of objects. The Object_Identifier is a 32-bit code that identifies the type of Object (also identified by the Object_Type Property) and its "Instance" number, which together uniquely identify the Object within its BACnet device. Theoretically, a BACnet device could have over four million Objects of a particular type. The Object_Name is a text string, which has a unique capability. BACnet devices may broadcast queries for devices that contain Objects with a specific Object_Name. This can greatly simplify project setup.

BACnet requires one Device Object to be present in every BACnet device. The Device Object makes information about the device and its capabilities available to other devices on the networks. Before one BACnet device starts control-related communications with another, it needs to obtain some of the information presented by the other device's Device Object. Unlike other Objects, the Device Object's Instance number must be unique across the entire BACnet internetwork because it is used to uniquely identify the BACnet devices. It may be used to conveniently identify the BACnet device from other devices during installation.

Standard object types are used to hold real time data and other information. Each Object Type is referenced by a number, for example 0 represents an Analog Input.

Each Object consists of a number of prescribed properties, the main property being the Present_Value. Objects are monitored and controlled through their properties. The Analog Input Object is representative of the Objects involved directly with control elements and many of its Properties reflect this.

Dual Ethernet Port Quickserver Gateway (Serial-Ethernet)

The Dual port QuickServer takes the QuickServers to the next level with Security and Power. With two Ethernet ports, the Dual port QuickServer allows data to move seamlessly across disparate subnets, using a dedicated port for Cloud connectivity. This port isolation allows for enhanced LAN security from the BMS/WAN/Cloud. An embedded OpenVPN Server enables secure remote access to Ethernet devices in the field.

The QuickServer FS-QS-3X10-F series is available at four different point capacities. Each QuickServer is preloaded with 140 different drivers, such as Modbus, BACnet, SNMP, EtherNet/IP and many more. See page 3 for the complete list. The FS-QS-3010-F can support up to 250 points. The FS-QS-3110-F can support up to 500 points. The FS-QS-3210-F can support up to 1,000 points. The FS-QS-3310-F can support up to 3,000 points. The FS-QS-3410-F can support up to 5,000 points. The FS-QS-3510-Fire can support up to 10,000 points.


OPC UA

The OPC UA Driver allows the FieldServer to transfer data to and from devices over Ethernet using the OPC UA protocol. The OPC UA Driver uses TCP, either connecting to an OPC UA server using regular opc.tcp or securely using https. If using https, users can upload their client certificate and private key. The default port is 26543 and is configurable.

The driver was developed for the OPC Unified Architecture protocol specification from the OPC Foundation. The specification can be found by clicking here.

The FieldServer can emulate both a Client and a Server. When configured as a Client, the OPC UA driver will connect to the configured OPC UA Servers and attempt to read the requested data points. This data is stored on the FieldServer to be mapped to other protocols or simply to be viewed. When configured as a Server, the OPC UA driver creates an endpoint that other OPC UA Clients can connect to, and creates the OPC objects and attributes based on the configuration to make data from other protocols available to OPC UA Clients.

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Specifications

Dual Ethernet Port Quickserver Gateway (Serial-Ethernet)
FS-QS-3XX0, FS-QS-2XX0

Environment

  • Operating Temperature: -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 10-95% RH non-condensing

Power Requirements

  • Input: 24VAC 0.125A, 9-30VDC 0.25A @12 VDC
  • Max Power: 3W

Physical Dimensions

  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 x 1.1 x 2.7 in (10.16 x 2.8 x 6.8cm)
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs (0.2 Kg)

Other

Web configuration
On-board diagnostics
DIN rail mount included

Communication

FS-QS-3XX0

  • Baud: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 76800, 115000
  • Serial (Galvanic Isolation): 1 x RS-485/RS-232 & 1 x RS-485
  • Ethernet: 2 x 10/100BaseT, MDIX, DHCP for Dual, 1 x for Single

Approvals

  • CE and FCC Class B & C Part 15
  • BTL Marked
  • UL 60950-1 and CAN/CSA C22 2
  • IC Canada & KC Certification
  • RoHS3 and WEEE complaint

QuickServer Certifications

Block Diagrams

OPC UA Block DiagramBACnet Combined Block Diagram

Additional Information

BACnet MSTP to IP

A BACnet Router is used to connect MSTP trunks to BACNetIP systems. The router itself is a device on the IP and on the MSTP side. The router can also act as BBMD device allowing messages to cross from one subnet to another.

BACnet BBMD

BACnet messages cannot cross from one subnet to another except under special circumstances.

Most BACnet sequenc es of messages begin with a broadcast called 'who is'. All devices respond with 'I am'. That is how they are discovered. It is also how many system confirm the device is still there.

Broadcasts can't cross routers (they are blocked) and therefore devices on the other side of a router cannot e discovered.


BBMD is the name of the BACNet technology that resolves these issues. The BACNet ROuter sold by CAS provides BBMD services as do all FieldServer BACNet products when configured as clients.

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